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12-26-2012, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by RaiderDoug View Post
Only a couple of people have mentioned in in this thread, but one thing to consider is that the way the Weber contract is structured, we're paying most of the money up front. We're essentially going to get the best defenseman in the game on the cheap for the next decade. That's something to take into account - especially considering the Preds probably won't have a top 5 payroll.

His contract alone adds value far beyond just the player itself.

I don't see the Preds trading him unless he marches into David Poile's office and states that he will never play another game for the Preds. And in that case, with no trade clause and a friendly contract, you'll see a bidding war the likes of which the NHL has never seen.
To clarify here, he has no NTC. Weber can be traded to any of the 29 teams. RaiderDoug had it right, just weird wording.

We just gave Weber a 13mil signing bonus to not do anything. And Poile will be damned if he trades him after wasting all that money.

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